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In a 9-6 decision Thursday, the US Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s permanent injunction against a Health and Human Services (HHS) rule that would prohibit doctors and clinics that participate in the Title X program from referring patients for an abortion, even if that is what the patient wants. The so-called [...]

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Voting rights advocates filed a motion Friday asking the North Carolina Supreme Court to review a superior court decision which denied them a preliminary injunction in a critical voting rights case. At issue is the decision by some counties in North Carolina to use ExpressVote voting machines for the November election. The plaintiffs in the [...]

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced economic sanctions against the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda. Bensouda has held the position since 2012, when she replaced Argentinian Luis Moreno Ocampo, the ICC’s first chief prosecutor. Bensouda had previously served as Ocampo’s assistant.  Characterizing the ICC as [...]

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A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Tuesday overturned a ban prohibiting US immigration authorities from arresting undocumented immigrants at courthouses in Massachusetts. In 2018, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) formalized a policy of attempting to arrest undocumented immigrants when they appeared at state courthouses for judicial proceedings. [...]

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The Supreme Court of Israel ruled on Thursday that a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank had been built on land that had been privately owned by Palestinians, and as a result, the settlement had to be removed (case # בג”ץ 953/11). The case involved the settlement of Mitzpe Kramim, an outpost in the [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a motion in state court on Monday to compel the production of documents from the Trump Organization as well as testimony from its key personnel, including Eric Trump, the president’s son. The motion is part of an ongoing investigation launched into Donald Trump and the Trump Organization’s finances in [...]

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The US Department of Justice filed a petition for writ of certiorari on Thursday with the Supreme Court, appealing a decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that bars President Trump from blocking critics on Twitter. Shortly after his inauguration, Trump blocked several Twitter users critical of him and his administration. Together with Columbia [...]

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A US district court judge on Thursday added federal agents to the list of state personnel who cannot assault or arrest journalists and legal observers who observe the arrests and violence accompanying the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests in Portland and prohibiting federal agents from removing members of the press under orders to disperse. Judge [...]

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Two members of a three judge panel of the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling that struck down California’s ban on large capacity magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition. The opinion, by Trump appointee Judge Kenneth Lee, held that the ban struck “at the core [...]

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts was set to sign a bill on Saturday which would ban a common abortion procedure. The bill was passed by the Nebraska state legislature on Thursday. The bill, LB 814, would prohibit a physician from performing a D & E, or dilation and evacuation, procedure on a woman who is seeking [...]

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